Shocking stories of bullying, some of which sadly ended with the victim committing suicide, have rocked our society. But, when you go after the mentally disabled, things reach a whole new level of viciousness.
Yet, in Ontario, Canada, a grandmother of an autistic child received a depraved letter calling for her grandson to be euthanized.
The letter was addressed to "the lady living at this address" and signed, "One pissed off mother!!!!*" Of course, the mother of the child was devastated - and broke down in tears reciting it for CityNews Toronto. The content of the letter, reported by Daily Brew, reads, in part:
"I also live in this neighbourhood[sic] and have a problem!!!! You have a kid that is mentally handicapped and you consciously decided that it would be a good idea to live in a close proximity neighgbourhood [sic] like this???? You selfishly put your kid outside everyday and let him be a nothing but a nuisance and a problem to everyone else with that noise polluting whaling he constantly makes!!! That noise he makes when he is outside is DREADFUL!!!!!!!!!! It scares the hell out of my normal children!!!!!!!!!
"[T]hey should take whatever non retarded body parts he possesses and donate it (sic) to science. What the hell else good is he to anyone!!!!
"Do the right thing and move or euthanize him!!! Either way, we are ALL better off!!!"
Yeah, slamming the mentally handicapped is just the epitome of classless. You would expect this sort of behavior from pre-teens, or even teenagers, who don't know any better - but this letter claims to be from a parent.
Even in Canada, I guess there are a few vicious individuals, eh.